Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Barnet Homes 'On yer bike!'

Our Assistant Branch Secretary Anne Denison has been doing a tremendous job over the last 12 months, now she is facing the challenge of running a campaign to defend members terms and conditions.
The ALMO are looking to take away essential car users allowance. These staff are required to have a car and need it to provide services to some of the most vulnerable residents in our community. We are carrying out a consultative ballot, Anne has organised a number of meetings to meet with members. In the interim Anne has written to the Employer asking them to drop the proposal. Details of her negotiations and the ballot will be posted at a later date.

What this clearly indicates is the dangers of services moving away from Council control.

Promises that staff will be protected by tupe means nothing. It is important that to protect your terms and conditions you need high union density. It is important that when the ‘conversation begins on the future shape of the council that ALL staff make sure they take part. UNISON will be providing advice as the consultation unfolds.

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